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March 2011

Demanding cheaper oil is disastrous

Johann Hari - The Independent

The most popular cry in politics today is a pledge to deny reality and cut petrol prices. Give us our fix! Make it cheap! Make it now!

Maura Harrington on First Voices Indigenous Radio

First Voices Indigenous Radio

Listen to Maura Harrington speak on First Voices Indigenous Radio.  The interview starts about 18 minutes into the show and runs for approx 12min

Shell to Sea invites senior gardaí to public meeting

Toni Bourke - Mayo Advertiser

Representatives of Shell to Sea and the Rossport Solidarity Camp have declined an invitation by local gardaí to a meeting to discuss “policing concerns” in relation to the Corrib gas project.

The invitation to meet was extended to the two groups by Superintendent Patrick Diskin of Belmullet Garda Station to meet with senior Garda management.

Shell work disrupted

6 members of the Rossport Solidarity Camp attempted to stop Shell work on the proposed site for the Glengad compound today.

Massive increase in security presence to protect a strimmer
Massive increase in security presence to protect a strimmer

Shell to Sea protestors invite Gardaí to public meeting


Shell to Sea and Rossport Solidarity Camp have invited senior members of Belmullet Garda Station to attend a public meeting instead of holding talks behind closed doors.

This was in response to an invitation by senior members of the garda station to meet and discuss policing concerns in relation to the proposed Corrib Project.

Terence Conway, spokesperson for Shell to Sea has said Gardaí have a duty to talk to people and not hold private discussions behind closed doors.

Shell’s bid for two new pipelines rejected

Kelly Cryderman - Calgary Herald

In a rare move, the province’s energy regulator has rejected Shell Canada’s application for two new pipelines at the company’s Waterton field site in southwestern Alberta.

But the Energy Resources Conservation Board ruled late Wednesday that Shell Canada will be allowed to drill a new sour gas well in the area and add a fuel-gas compressor.

Shells Work stopped twice in two days

Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

In the past two days members of the Rossport Solidarity Camp have stopped Shell carrying out their Survey Work. The actions where successful. There have been no arrest.

The View at Glengad
The View at Glengad

Enda Kenny reveals new Cabinet


Pat Rabbitte (Labour) will be Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources.

Phil Hogan (Fine Gael) will be Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government.

Ifta demands written apology over awards ceremony jibe

Irish Independent

The film-maker behind an award-winning documentary on the Corrib gas project has been told to apologise for a joke he cracked at the expense of the Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta).

Risteard O Domhnaill has been asked to retract a quip about the €300-a-head price tag for tickets for family and crew to attend last month's bash.

Shell oil exploration threatens one of the world's great wonders

Kathy Marks - The Independent

Anglo-Dutch conglomerate applies for permit to drill just 30 miles off World Heritage-listed coral reef in Western Australia

Shell Oil has come under heavy criticism for planning an oil and gas drilling site that could threaten a coral reef off the coast of Australia that is among the most valuable marine ecosystems on the planet.